Visual Studio Team Explorer 2017 component directory

The tables on this page list the IDs that you can use to install Visual Studio by using the command line or that you can specify as a dependency in a VSIX manifest. Note that we will add additional components as we release updates to Visual Studio.

Also note the following about the page:

  • Each workload has its own section, followed by the workload ID and a table of the components that are available for the workload.
  • By default, the Required components will be installed when you install the workload.
  • If you choose to, you can also install the Recommended and Optional components.
  • We've also added a section that lists the additional components that are not affiliated with any workload.

When you set dependencies in your VSIX manifest, you must specify Component IDs only. Use the tables on this page to determine our minimum component dependencies. In some scenarios, this might mean that you specify only one component from a workload. In other scenarios, it might mean that you specify multiple components from a single workload or multiple components from multiple workloads. For more information, see the How to: Migrate Extensibility Projects to Visual Studio 2017 page.

For more information about how to use these IDs, see Use Command-Line Parameters to Install Visual Studio 2017 page. And, for a list of workload and component IDs for other products, see Visual Studio 2017 Workload and Component IDs page.

Visual Studio core editor (included with Visual Studio Team Explorer 2017)

ID: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.CoreEditor

Description: The Visual Studio core shell experience, including syntax-aware code editing, source code control and work item management.

Components included by this workload

Component ID Name Version Dependency type
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.CoreEditor Visual Studio core editor 15.6.27309.0 Required
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.StartPageExperiment.Cpp Visual Studio Start Page for C++ Users 15.0.27128.1 Optional

Unaffiliated components

These are components that are not included with any workload, but may be selected as an individual component.

Component ID Name Version
n/a n/a n/a

Get support

Sometimes, things can go wrong. If your Visual Studio installation fails, see the Troubleshooting Visual Studio 2017 installation and upgrade issues page. If none of the troubleshooting steps help, you can contact us by live chat for installation assistance (English only). For details, see the Visual Studio support page.

Here are a few more support options:

See also